American Heart Association

Shannon Cockrell’s daughter has been her Why since the day she was born

After delivering her baby, Morgan, Shannon Cockrell waited for her to come from the nursery.

Instead, the new mother was met by the doctor bringing information about Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect that features four distinct heart problems: a hole between the lower chambers of the heart, an […]

November 21st, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |1 Comment

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Lifting a 3,500-pound car was only the start to saving her dad’s life; knowing CPR made a difference, too

One summer afternoon, 22-year-old Lauren Kornacki arrived home from her job as a lifeguard with hopes of borrowing the family car to go visit her best friend.

The car was in the garage being worked on by her dad, Alec Kornacki. He was trying to fix a brake problem.

When Lauren […]